Set to cause a massive storm this year, a new indie/alt band are on the scene in the form of Bastille. Having not had much chart success to date, they released their new single Pompeii this week and it is one hell of a song. A catchy hook teamed with electronic guitar bleeps and a steady drum makes it a complete package for a guaranteed hit.
Formed in South London in 2010, the band have released singles before that have failed to chart. Originally a solo project by frontman Dan Smith, the band is now a team of four with Chris Wood, Kyle Simmons and Will Farquarson providing killer backing for their atmospheric sound. Although they are still virtually unknown, their earlier material has featured on Made In Chelsea, The Vampire Diaries and on FIFA 13 and their debut album Bad Blood is released next week.
British indie is a market that is growing all the time but I cannot understand why Bastille haven’t been successful before. They mix the best of classic indie in the vocals with the modern electronica of today’s big names. Great pop melodies and an epic quality to their choruses make it a fresh, unique sound that you’ll love forever.
They did play at last year’s Reading and Leeds Festivals, supported Emeli Sande and Two Door Cinema Club on their tours last year but they may get slightly more interest this time around. Thanks to the anthemic release of Pompeii, the album looks set to chart very well.